"Electric Comet" wrote in message
i do twenty four hours or more
overnight is top vote getter
guess overnight means twelve hours or so
Just a hobbyist but I've done doors and drawers for two kitchens (30 to 40
doors and 15 - 20 drawers each) and I've only ever waited the 30 minutes
using Titebond. I simply didn't have that many clamps to wait overnight. I
setup a large 4'x8' work table (torsion top on saw horses) in my garage and
went into production mode. Stacks of rails and stiles and raised panels at
Layout pieces for door on table, inspect joints, apply glue, tap panel
together, clamp and check for square. Set aside to dry. With 4 sets of
clamps I would do a door approx. every 10 to 15 minutes. I was able to
continue the whole process until done over a 2 day period without running
out of clamps and having to wait. After 15 minutes, I would go back to the
last glue-up and scrape off any squeeze out while semi-soft and hit with a
Granted, they sat overnight before any further work was done. Fresh glue,
tight joints and know in advance (dry run practice) how you are going to do
the glue-up. ( a 7' long pantry door taught me that - real quick....)
I have 5 different Titebond glues, none are the polyurethane type.
All say a minimum of 30 minutes or 30~45 minutes clamping time and not
to stress the joint for 24 hours.
A longer clamping time than recommended does not hurt but probably adds
little to no benefit.
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